Conor Clancy Date:5th January 2019 at 5:32pm
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Out-of-favour Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia is the latest name to be linked with a winter move to Villarreal, who desperately need to strengthen their backline.

The La Liga side are focusing their efforts on bringing Vicente Iborra to the club, but Ranocchia is being touted as a short-term solution to their defensive problems.

Ranocchia has barely played for Inter under Luciano Spalletti and La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that both Villarreal and Sassuolo have shown interest in offering him an escape from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

His time at Inter has had its ups and downs, but the writing appears to have been on the wall for some time now.